Thursday, December 30, 2010

Closing Time


Times Square with all its cheer
cannot revive a year.
And no amount of pique
will slow a passing week.
No force on earth can stay
the closing of a day.
So give in...Count some sheep.
The dawn will keep.

photo ©2003 Anita Schiller, His Children
poem ©2003 Susan Noyes Anderson, His Children

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28 comments:

Wysteria said...

Wow, great poem. I loved the flow and message in your writing. Have a great New Year

Wysteria

Cherie said...

Perfect!!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This is how we will celebrate. We probably won't be up to see the new year arrive.

Wonderful poem.

karen said...

Well said. Happy New Year, Sue!

Laraine Eddington said...

Lovely.

Jingle said...

it's good to count some sleep...

elegant sentiment,
well done.
Happy New Year.

Life in Rehab said...

Lovely...we set the clocks ahead 3 hours. It's the only way this party animal makes it to midnight.

Gattina said...

OK, I go to bed and count sheeps and tomorrow morning I tell you how many jumped over my bed !
Happy New Year !

Jocelyn Christensen said...

Great poem!

★Mumsy★ said...

Wonderful poem, Sue!

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

You chose a very fitting poem.

I enjoyed the jazz in the background.

Happy New Year!

yaya said...

What did ol' Bing Crosby say in "White Christmas"? Count your blessings instead of sheep? I guess either way will do! I feel like that guy on the ground after this week and I'm glad tomorrow is a day off! Happy New Year Sue!

Donna said...

Love that poem of yours!
Amazing the words that do pour...
From so creative a mind,
That has not writer's bind,
Nothing there but LARGE imagination!!

Happy New Year's to you!
We love all stories "Sue"..
and wait for the coming next crop,
reading blog posts till the ball drops,
Lauding our friend's newest creation!!!!

(disclaimer...sorry, just having fun...my writing is NOT yours!!! lol)Happy New Year!!

Judie said...

Sue, that is PERFECT!

Dixie Mom said...

That is my motto!
For sure...every year on New Year's Eve I go to sleep about 10:00 pm because the anticipation of some unrealistic change at the magic stroke of midnight never comes to pass anyway. Why not get a good night's sleep. The new year comes whether we stay up for it or not!

razzamadazzle said...

Awesome poem! Happy New Year!

Teresa

Karen Mortensen said...

I hope you have a very happy new year. You are one awesome lady.

mrs. c said...

Love the photo and the poem...you are so right!
Happy New Year!!!

Darlene said...

Such a great poem!!! This is soooo smooth. I love it.

I am actually going to sleep in tomorrow. All the work is done for the big event and I am going to try to take it easy all day.

I hope and pray a Happy New Year is in store for all America!

anitamombanita said...

haha... I recognize that photo! What fun it was to see it there. I'm starting a new blog for 2011 (well, actually already started it as a little warm-up)... photo a day ... maybe we'll have to do another book at the end of the year?! Happy New Year! Love and miss ya. Anita

anitamombanita said...

p.s. anitamombanita.blogspot.com - come check it out!

Pondside said...

I love a to-the-point poem once in a while! That was a great one.

BECKY said...

Happy New Year, Sue! This past year has been enriched because of knowing you!

Grandma Honey said...

That about sums up our New Years too. We watch the ball drop in NY at 9pm our time and then kiss the old year goodbye.

One of my blessings of this past year Sue, is getting to know you better!

Varda said...

Hi, Sue, nice to "meet' you. Loved the poem.

And a very Happy New Year to you and yours.

Amy said...

That photo is a little sad, though your poem gives such hope. I love the contrast!

PERMANENT POSIES said...

Those words are so true and one can certainly live by them. I believe you might say that it is scriptural....consider the sparrows....

Jenny said...

Amazing. Lovely. Perfect. Poignant.

I loved the rhythm of this word crafting...and the message? Sublime.

Thank you for sharing this thoughtful poem at years end...a message I need to remember!

Sue, I send warm wishes for a 2011 filled with joy, grace, discovery and adventure. I know you will have all those things...you deserve them!

Hugs and A+

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